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Entity Relationship Diagram Software Engineering

Entity Relationship Diagram Software Engineering

Entity Relationship Diagram (aka ER Diagram, E-R Diagram, ERD) is a time-tested and widespread software development and software engineering method for data modeling, illustrating the logical structure of databases and system design. For ERDs construction are used three basic elements: entities, attributes, and relationships. Chen's notation for ERD supposes the use of rectangles (boxes) to represent entities and diamonds to depict relationships between first-class objects. This notation is popular when creating conceptual data models of information systems. Another standardized notation for ER diagrams is Crow's foot notation. ConceptDraw PRO as a powerful Entity Relationship Diagram software engineering provides the tools of Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution from Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park for instantly describing databases using ERDs of Crow’s Foot and Chen’s notations. Use the predesigned vector elements for both these notations from 2 libraries included to Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution. Read more

ERD Symbols and Meanings

Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) is a popular software engineering tool for database modeling and illustration the logical structure of databases, which uses one of two notations - Chen's or Crow’s Foot. Crow's foot notation is effective when used in software engineering, information engineering, structured systems analysis and design. Each of these notations applies its own set of ERD symbols. Crow's foot diagrams use boxes to represent entities and lines between these boxes to show relationships. Varied shapes at the ends of lines depict the cardinality of a given relationship. Chen's ERD notation is more detailed way to represent entities and relationships. ConceptDraw PRO application enhanced with all-inclusive Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution allows design professional ER diagrams with Chen's or Crow’s Foot notation on your choice. It contains the full set of ready-to-use standardized ERD symbols and meanings helpful for quickly drawing, collection of predesigned ERD samples, examples and templates. ConceptDraw Pro is a great alternative to Visio for Mac users as it offers more features and can easily handle the most demanding professional needs. Read more

How to Draw ER Diagrams

An Entity Relationship (ER) Diagram is a type of flowchart that illustrates the logical structure of databases, how the different entities, such as people, objects or concepts relate to each other within a given system. How to draw ER Diagrams fast and easy? ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software enhanced with Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution from Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park offers you the powerful abilities of designing the ER Diagrams and ERD drawings without efforts. This solution includes a lot of predesigned icons advocated by popular Chen's and Crow’s Foot notations, which can be used when describing an enterprise database and depicting it by abstract way. Simply drag the required objects to ConceptDraw document, connect them in a desired way and make style settings. But the easiest and fastest way of drawing ERDs is to make them on the base of ready-to-use Chen ERD and Crow's Foot ERD templates, which are both represented at ConceptDraw STORE. Read more

Draw Fishbone Diagram on MAC Software

The problem solving and decision-making processes are closely linked and crucial for the business and life. There are many tools and techniques for facilitating and improvement these processes, and also enhancement the quality of accepted decisions. One of them is Fisbone Diagram or Cause and Effect diagram. For its construction, you need first define the problem which you need to solve (existing or potential), write it into rectangular and draw to it a horizontal line - a “fish spine”. Then define general types of possible causes like Persons, Materials, Methods, Machinery, Measurements or Environment, and attach them to “spine”. Start brainstorming the possible reasons of failure and connect them to the branches. Professional diagramming ConceptDraw PRO MAC OSX software offers the Fishbone Diagrams solution which contains templates, samples, and ready Fishbone design objects. Use of them lets effectively identify the possible causes for an effect, realize successfully cause and effect analysis, and instantly draw Fishbone diagram on Mac software. Read more

ConceptDraw PRO ER Diagram Tool

Entity-relationship model, also called ER-model, is the main tool of domain modeling on the stage of conceptual design. The modeling of domain data structures is based on the use of graphical tools - Entity-Relationship diagrams (ER-diagrams). The core concepts of ER-Diagram are entity, attribute and relationship. ER-diagram lets visually represent the entities, helps effectively document all properties of designed system and to detail the data storages. To represent the elements at ER-model are commonly used Chen’s notation and Crow’s foot notation, each has its pros and cons. The entity on ER-diagram is represented in the form of rectangle, which specifies its name. An attribute is a property of the entity and relationship is an interaction between the entities. The relationship between two entities is called binary, between more than two entities - ternary. Specific software, such as ConceptDraw PRO with Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park is helpful for easy creation Entity-Relationship Diagrams. Read more

Components of ER Diagram

Entity-Relationship model gives the possibility to visually describe a database using the components of ER Diagram, entity relationship stencils, relationship symbols, work flow shapes. ER-diagram lets represent the data or entities, attributes of these entities and relationships between them, using standardized Crow’s Foot notation icons or Chen’s notation icons. An entity is an object of the real world, it can exist independently and has the instances which differ in attribute values (properties). The attributes give an unambiguous (uniquely) identification for the instance and are called the primary key, this key can be composite and combine several attributes. ConceptDraw PRO is a professional software available with Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution from Software Development area that lets create ERDs for various database systems, using Crow’s Foot and Chen’s notations. It is invaluable tool for software engineers and developers, it supports ODBC-compatible databases (Oracle, MySQL, MS Access, MS SQL, InterBase, Firebird and others). Read more

Design Element: Crows Foot for Entity Relationship Diagram - ERD

Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) is ideal tool that helps execute the detalization of data warehouse for a given designed system, lets to document the system's entities, attributes (objects' properties), and their interactions each other (relationships). Creation of an ERD requires the choice of specific set of notations, which the best suits for your database design. Two notations - Chen’s and Crow's Foot are applied for ERDs design. Chen's notation was developed first and has linguistic approach, the boxes represent the entities and are considered as nouns, relationships between them are shown as diamonds in a verb form. Over time Chen’s style was adapted into the popular standard - Crow’s Foot notation, where entities are shown as boxes and relationships - as labeled lines. ConceptDraw PRO software supplied with Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution offers samples and templates of ER diagrams, and also ready-to-use vector design elements - ERD Crow′s Foot and Chen's notation icons for easy designing your own ER diagrams for depicting databases. Read more

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Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution extends ConceptDraw PRO software with templates, samples and libraries of vector stencils from drawing the ER-diagrams by Chen's and crow’s foot notations. Read more
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UML Diagrams with ConceptDraw PRO

Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a single modeling language that is used in software engineering to represent effectively the structure of complex computer systems and software. Such visual models in form of UML diagrams allow simplify the process of software development, let to meet the deadlines, improve the final software products, and also facilitate communication process between the customer, system analysts and programmers. The UML language defines standards for operations, methods of programming languages, and their terminology. The main types of UML diagrams are: Activity diagram, Use Case diagram, Deployment diagram, Statechart diagram, Class diagram, Component diagram, Sequence diagram, Collaboration diagram. ConceptDraw PRO extended with Rapid UML solution is a professional software that provides perfect possibility of easy designing detailed UML diagrams. It offers large number of task-oriented templates and predesigned vector stencils that correspond to standard UML diagram notation. Use them to instantly design the UML diagrams. Read more

ORM Diagram

The vector stencils library ORM Diagrams from the solution Software Development contains specific ORM symbols for ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software. The Software Development solution is contained in the ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

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The solutions from Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park collect samples, templates and vector stencils libraries for drawing computer and network diagrams, schemes and technical drawings. Read more
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How To Draw an iPhone? It's very fast and easy to draw an iPhone and design iPhone user interface using the tools of ConceptDraw PRO extended with iPhone User Interface Solution. iPhone User Interface Solution offers you the incredibly large quantity of predesigned objects that are grouped to 9 libraries: Apps Icons, Bars, Content Views, Controls, iMessage, iPhone 6 Mockup, Tab Bar Icons, Temporary Views, Toolbar and Navigation Bar Buttons. Read more

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The Basketball Solution extends ConceptDraw PRO v9.5 (or later) software with samples, templates, and libraries of vector objects for drawing basketball diagrams, plays schemas, and illustrations. It can be used to make professional looking documents, pre Read more
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